Navy releases seized vessel in Delta
The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) has released a seized vessel, MV Platform Care I, to its owner at the Naval Base in Warri, Delta state.
The NN said the release followed directives from the naval headquarters.
The vessel was seized in February 2020 for not having regular documents of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
Commander Levi Deyin, executive officer of NNS Delta, signed the release on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo as well as the Commander NNS Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna.
He emphasised the need for operators to acquire relevant documents during operations.
The officer-in-charge of NIMASA Central Zone, Sub-Lieutenant Richard Oluwaferanmi Olalekan, witnessed the handing over of the vessel to a representative of the company, Blut Logistics Limited.
“In line with Naval Headquarters directive to release Platform Care l to the owners being Blut Logistics Limited, today 23rd of July 23, 2021, I, Commander L. D. Deyin, on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff and the Commander Nigerian Navy Ship, Delta, handover the vessel to you, the representatives of the company.
“You are warned to always obtain necessary documents for your activities,” Commander Deyin stated.